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Tools to Help Reporters Examine Their Racial Biases

Reporting guides and other materials to guard against unconscious bias.

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Among the biggest challenges journalists face these days: covering race issues accurately and fairly. Reporters not steeped in the subcultures they’re sent out to cover must especially guard against ways their own unconscious biases, or ignorance might cause them to unintentionally reinforce unwarranted stereotypes or even reinforce community traumas.

Below, we’ve gathered reporting guides; materials to help you acknowledge your privilege; books on racial inequities in schools; and places you can donate.

Confronting How Race Appears in Your Reporting

Places to Donate:

Podcast Episodes on Race

Resources on White Privilege

Books on Race and Racial Inequality in Schools

Please consider purchasing reading materials from one of these black-owned online bookstores.

Have any additional materials you’d like to see linked above? Please email Allison at